Property owners ask for another chance
Debra and I approached Coun. Gladys Mercer after the last council meeting on Aug. 9 to ask her why she is so dead set against us getting a permit to build our home.
She told us that she was not against us building our home, and that she would like for us to build on our property, but rules are rules and we must follow them. We think Coun. Mercer should take a look outside the shopping mall that she presides over and enforce the rules with all the people that are parked in the fire lanes.
We understand that rules are there to keep our world from turning into chaos and to keep things running smoothly, although rules that were created for this town in 2004 in the town plans are probably not relevant for all situations in 2010. We are not seeking to break any rules, we are only asking council to revisit and amend the town plans to meet the needs our growing community.
We’ve heard it a few times that the property we are talking about is prime real estate. This town needs to embrace positive change, not fear it because without change this town will never grow. We travelled throughout North America for four years and we chose to settle here. Carbonear is a wonderful community and we love living here. Debra and I are looking forward to the time that we can build our home on our land. Debra and Walter Bradbury